Faculty Team

Dr Prabhu Singh

Dr Prabhu Singh serves as the Principal of SAIACS and also as Professor of Cultural Anthropology in the Department of Intercultural Studies. He has a PhD in Intercultural Studies with specializations in Religion and Cultural Anthropology. With nearly 30 years of experience in ministry, he is a renowned communicator, speaking in various settings in different parts of the world. His recent publications include: “Living Water in Indian Cups: A Call for Cultural Relevance in Contemporary Indian Missions” in The Asbury Journal, Vol. 66: No. 2, p. 57-66, 2011; and “One Gospel, Many Cultures: Change, Continuity and Christianity in India” in One Gospel, Many Cultures, ed. Arren Bennett Lawrence (Fortress Press, forthcoming)…

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Dr G John Daniel

Dr G. John Daniel serves as the Academic Dean and also as Professor of Intercultural Studies at SAIACS. He is an alumnus of SAIACS, having completed both his MTh (Old Testament) and PhD studies (Intercultural Studies) here. John has served as an adjunct faculty in several Bible schools in Europe, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He is an expert in Diaspora studies, having recently completed his PhD in SAIACS entitled: Transnationalism in the Sri Lankan Tamil Churches of Greater London: An Exploratory Study. His academic research is also undergirded by over two decades of leadership experience across different continents…

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Dr Varughese John

Dr Varughese John has served on SAIACS’s faculty since 2011 and is now the Dean of Students and Head of the Department of Theology and History. During his PhD, he was a Junior Research Fellow of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. Before joining SAIACS, he was a post-doctoral Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellow at the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College, Minnesota. Later, as the Langham International Post-Doctoral Fellow, he spent a year at the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut…

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Dr Varghese Thomas

Dr Varghese Thomas, a SAIACS alumnus (MTh, Pastoral Theology and Counselling), serves as Head of the Department of Practical Theology and Counselling, and as Chaplain of the SAIACS community. Before joining SAIACS in 2018, he was a faculty at Hindustan Bible Institute for more than twenty years and also served as principal there for three years…

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Dr Havilah Dharamraj

Dr Havilah Dharamraj, an alumnus of SAIACS (MA, Christian Studies), is Head of the Department of Biblical Studies. She previously served as Head of the Department of Old Testament (2008-20), and then as Academic Dean (2012-20). Two of her research interests are Intertextuality and Comparative Literature, which several of her students have used with skill in their MTh and PhD dissertations. Her interest in Biblical narrative has led her to invest in narrative preaching and storytelling workshops, both undertaken with the intent to re-introduce into Christian ministry the Indian cultural heritage of stories as a didactic oral medium.

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Dr Roji George

Dr Roji Thomas George has served as Professor of New Testament at SAIACS since 2016. He is also the Specialization Advisor for New Testament in the Department of Biblical Studies. Before joining SAIACS, he served as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Luther W. New Jr. Theological College, Dehradun (2005-2016), and as Managing Editor of the Doon Theological Journal (DTJ) from 2008-09 and 2012-16…

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Dr Yesan Sellan

Dr Yesan Sellan has served as Chief Librarian at SAIACS since 2004, with more than two decades of experience as a theological librarian. Before joining SAIACS, he was a librarian at Serampore College. At SAIACS, he has been instrumental in developing the theological librarianship programme since 2012. He has previously served as the Secretary of the Forum of Asian Theological Librarians (ForATL), as Convener of the Joint Library Committee, and as Executive Secretary for the Indian Theological Library Association (ITLA). He is also member of the International Theological Librarianship Education Task Force (ITLE) of American Theological Library Association (ATLA)…

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Dr David Muthukumar S

Dr David Muthukumar serves as Associate Professor of Theology. Before joining SAIACS in 2021, he served as faculty in the department of Theology at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, for eight years. His recent publications include: “‘Joy to the World’: Understanding the Event of ‘God Becoming Human’ through a Gadamerian Hermeneutic” (Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics, 6, 2018);…

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Dr Asish Thomas Koshy

Dr Asish Thomas Koshy serves as Associate Professor of New Testament. Before joining SAIACS in 2021, he served as Associate Professor of New Testament at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune and at Gospel for Asia Biblical Seminary, Kerala. He was awarded a scholarship for a six-month exposure study at an Academy at the University of Hamburg (April 2008). He was also a sabbatical student at Westminster College, a constituent member of the Cambridge Theological Federation…

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Dr Jacob Joseph

Dr Jacob Joseph serves as a faculty in the Department of Pastoral Theology and Counselling. Before transitioning to music studies, he served as faculty in New Theological College (NTC) in Dehradun. After he completed his studies in music, he returned to NTC and developed the Diploma in Worship and Music programme. His recent publications include: Contextualizing of Worship in India: An Ethnodoxological Approach, Delhi; ISPCK, 2019; “The Challenges of Indigenizing Christian Worship: An Example from India” in Worship and Mission, An Ethnodoxology Handbook, James R. Krabill ed. (Pasadena, CA; Willliam Carey Library, 2013); and “Indigenizing Christian Worship in India: Some Considerations” in Mission Frontiers Issue 36:5, September/October 2014…

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Mr Amritraj Joshua Paul

Dr Amritraj Joshua Paul serves as Associate Professor of Theology in the Department of Theology and History. Before joining SAIACS in 2020, he was a doctoral fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has recently submitted his doctoral dissertation to the Federated Faculty for Research in Religion and Culture (FFRRC), Senate of Serampore College (University). His work focuses on the hermeneutics of the cross in relation to violence…

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